Los Mutilados: Prólogo de Ricardo Menéndez Salmón and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more · Fiction; ›; Contemporary. Hermann Ungar was a Czech-Jewish writer (in the German language) and an officer in In , he became the Legationsrat [de] (Legation Counselor) at the new Czechoslovak embassy in Berlin. Later he returned to Prague and became. Novela de agria fuerza», éste fue el juicio de Thomas Mann, gran admirador de Hermann Ungar, sobre Los mutilados (), una danza de la muerte cuyo.

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Published April 1st by Twisted Spoon Press first published Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Predatory and not about sex either. Polzer’s entire identity is in turmoil throughout most of the book: Full Review Ungar is not a well remembered author. View all 18 comments. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

At times messy written and challenging jermann keep track of, along other things, the dialog. While this is happening Franz must also contend with his oldest friend Karl who is slowly dying of a disease that is wasting away both his body and mind. There’s a side plot in the story about Franz getting a new suit of clothes that mugilados very reminiscent of Gogol’s excellent short story “The Overcoat. Franz develops an intense aversion to her which muitlados impressed upon his memory the part in her black hair contrasted with the whiteness of her scalp.

Picked it up in a used bookstore in Prague on discount, from a small press focused on translating old Czech works into English. Ungar believed the third-person narrative was the supreme form, or at least preferrable to the first-person narrative, in part because it is more difficult to create, or it was more difficult for him.

Es gibt zahlreiche Elemente aus dem Bereich des Sadismus und Masochismus: At one point, Karl becomes so verbally abusive to his wife and son that the son, also named Franz, confides in Polzer providing another sexually confusing moment: It in now way ruined the intentional ambiguous ending that the author desired. It’s the kind of sexless that thinks about sex all of the time and missing the point. Write a customer review. Or, alternatively, if one hates women and Karl does,then maybe on a scale of one to ten where ten is the most hideous prospect, the fat woman scores.


But then it gets weirder, and the idea of Karl Fanta, the 3-time amputee, is disturbing, and the unclear motives of everyone is nightmarish. If you can find a copy, I highly recommend it for anyone who likes macabre psychological stories.

Los mutilados / The Maimed

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Polzer’s ineptness means that he passively watches his school friend mutilacos he idolises waste away from some unknown rot-the-body disease, allows himself to be coerced into a sexual relationship with his landlady, and attempts to control his world by keeping all his possessions in order and preventing change.

Jan 08, Mariel rated it liked it Recommends it for: Dd 11, Rune Lindgreen rated it really liked it. At the same time he must witness the steady physical and mental deterioration of his lifelong friend who is suffering from an unnamed disease.

As one of the reviewers mentioned, almost Lynch like in its exploration of human psychology. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I would have given it five stars upon reading it through the first time, but I looked at it again several months later and I realized I liked it less.

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They were both Jewish writers from Prague who wrote dark fiction, but Ungar is quite distinct from Kafka. Then one night he sees his father leaving his aunt’s room and believes that they are having an affair.

Everything hangs together with mesmerising glue: He also suffers endless nights in cold sweat, paralyze I read the Maimed two years ago, and it’s one of those rare books that I return to over and over again.

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Biblioteca breve Editorial Seix Barral. But because of his feelings and loyalty to Karl, Franz never questions or objects. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it mytilados, give it a second life.

I couldn’t put this book down. Product details Paperback Publisher: The white line made by the part in her hair shimmered palely. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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The Maimed by Hermann Ungar

View all 7 comments. The widowed landlady could have been played by a man in my mind. Don’t sleep with your landlady. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

The Maimed

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Mutiladoa and Privacy Policy. Franz Polzer, at the centre of this book, is a seriously neurotic, messed up bank clerk in early 20th century Prague whose paranoia, insecurity, mutiilados incompetence, and assorted lack of social skills makes this an unsettling, disturbing, and utterly marvellous book.

Due to his meager finances, he is forced to rent a room from Klara Porges, the fat and ‘hairy’ widow. This imagery sticks with him and shows up later in the book causing him paralyzing anxiety as he thinks of his landlady, Frau Porges: Now the rounded woman has been a goddess associated with fertility and life since the Babylonians at least.